Spring Has Sprung: Painted Flower Pots

It’s true. Spring has sprung! And flowers are blooming everywhere I turn. Literally, driving on the highway I’m seeing gorgeous purple flowers in bloom. It’s my favorite part about Spring, that and sundresses :)

Over the weekend, I spent some time potting flowers for my front steps. It was so lovely to be outside in the sunshine. My mom and my little lady supervised while I did the dirty work. It was great quality time – the perfect way to spend beautiful weekend days…

Painted Flower Pots

Since I have a little bitty porch that doesn’t fit more than my door mat, I thought these painted flower pots would be perfect for the steps leading to the porch. I wanted something a little more colorful than your regular terra cotta planter so I painted them!

Color Block planters

With a bright and bold color scheme in mind, I wanted these pots to really pop.

For a color block look, I spray painted them all gold, then taped them and painted one section with color. I love the coral, white, and green combo!

Coral and gold color block flower pot

The coral is my favorite. It really pops.

Color Block Flower Pots

I can’t tell you how happy these sweet flower pots make me. I seriously smile every time I walk up the steps to my front door.


And if there is anyone who likes these flowers more than me, it would be this girl… She absolutely loved sitting on the porch smelling the flowers. Which actually translates into picking off every little bloom. It was really fun just watching her new discovery.

Paint Terra Cotta Flower pots

One last look…

Now that I’ve got the planting bug I think I will get my vegetable seed starters in order this week. Stand by for that!

Now tell me, have you planted anything yet?

(And can I just quickly share a funny blogger moment: while taking these pictures to share here on the blog, my neighbors were going on a walk as a family as when she got to my house she looked at me so strangely and said “Oh I thought you were photographing your daughter.” Nope, just my plants! LOL)

Have a great day friends!!

I’m sharing this project with some of these great parties and Coastal Charm, Savvy Southern Style, DIY Show Off, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Mom 4 Real, Inspire Me Please


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. I really like the gold with the Spring colors!! You did an amazing job-as usual!! Pinng :)

  2. Really cute! funny story!! I so often think my neighbors must think I’m crazy for taking so many different pics outside out of my projects :)

  3. This is just the breath of fresh air and touch of spring that I needed! The pots are perfection.

  4. Just looking through the cool links at Ginger Snap and OF COURSE I click on yours! Love your color choices! What a nice touch. I totally can’t wait to get out and get my hands dirty!!! Yeah for Spring!

  5. These are absolutely ADORABLE!! Love them <3 Found you linked up at Live Laugh Rowe :)


  6. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

    Beautiful as always, Chelsea!

  7. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says:

    These are absolutely adorable Chelsea! I love how chic they are, I want some :)

  8. Darling! I love the gold :)
    I’m visiting you today from The 36th Avenue. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

  9. i loooove the brightly colored pots! makes me think i should do something like this. it’s refreshing to see someone with the same itty bitty space problem as me. i just have my stairs, like you, anything else would get in the way of people walking or opening the door.

  10. Sam M. | Atkinson Drive says:

    These are great! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-party-week-14/

  11. Oooh, those are so pretty and spring-y! I love flowerpots! Especially since nothing is blooming right now, it’s nice to have something colorful to remind us that it actually is spring! Would you consider linking them here? http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/04/shine-on-fridays-74-and-grab-bag.html

  12. Those pots look amazing! I only we had the sun here in Scotland! Today is 6th of April and it’s still snowing! Grrr ;)

  13. Super cute, Chels!

  14. SOOOOO cute! I love the colors you used and the gold accents/color block just look gorgeous. I feel like I’ve GOT to make some soon because I just LOVE these! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  15. They look so pretty! I love the bright colors, I might be doing something similar to put on my front steps, thanks!

  16. Love the coral paint!! What a fun and easy way to spruce up your yard!

  17. Matthew Iacopelli - Interior Design Talk Podcast says:

    What a cheerful to spring up your front porch. Simple projects like this are great activities to do as a family.

  18. I love your flower pots! Such a great way to dress up the front of your house! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. These are amazing! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

  20. These are so cute!

  21. The colors are beautiful! I love the gold with them – so fresh! You little one is gorgeous!

  22. These are gorgeous!! I am totally crushing on the gold and coral. I will be making these as soon as it warms up!!

  23. Love your pots! Very spring-y! Just wondering what type of paint you used on them? Regular spray paint? Want some of my own soo bad!

  24. If we could get rid of the snow here (I’m not kidding!) I would love to set some of these painted flower pots on my entryway steps too! Pretty chelsea! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired linky party – I pinned this to our group party pinboard! Tx! Heather xo

  25. Your pots are so cute! I featured them tonight at the project inspire{d} link party and pinned them to our party board!

  26. Love the color on the flower pots and the welcoming, cheerful look. From one crafty Navy wife to another.Come on over and share this with The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Gardens and Flowers. Any flowers, created or planted. Link up will continue through Friday. Come on over!

  27. Just found your blog and love it. These pots are so pretty!

  28. I finally got my act together and painted my own planters and posted about them on my blog (linking here to your awesome inspiration, of course). Just wanted to tell you and thank you again for the idea! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  29. these are lovely! I have a question, I am trying to spray paint something that is an identical shape and I can’t seem to get it to tape off because it’s round and smaller/larger on each end. Did you tape these off to paint them, and if so do you have tips on how to best do that?

  30. Julie Lenamon says:

    What type of paint did you use for the colors?


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